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    ThinkLA is a Media, Marketing, & Advertising Collective with a mission to connect, inspire and educate the LA marketing community.CONNECT | EDUCATE | INSPIRE


    ThinkLA connects, inspires, and educates the advertising and marketing community in the world capital of creativity: Los Angeles.

    WHO WE ARE & WHY WE EXIST ThinkLA’s mission is to connect and inspire the Southern California marketing community. Our goal is to facilitate business growth and promote the intellectual infrastructure for creativity.

    We bring together creators, buyers, and sellers and help our members stay ahead of the curve and prosper in the rapidly evolving advertising ecosystem.

    WHAT WE DO We do this by: • Creating dynamic thought-leadership programs that deliver actionable insights at live events and through online networks. • Providing quality networking opportunities that connect our community. • Championing Southern California as the place where the best marketing work in the world is being invented. • Fostering a welcoming community for diversity and growth opportunities for the next generation of advertising, marketing, and media leaders.

    ThinkLA is the go-to resource for advertising, marketing, and media in Southern California, and we are building a legacy for future leaders in our industry.

    It all starts with you.




    ThinkLA Membership Our members work in diverse areas of the industry, including brand marketers, publishers, broadcast, print and online media companies, ad-tech companies, entertainment and production companies, agencies, and industry suppliers. Through advocacy, education, networking, and outreach, ThinkLA aims to be a leader in bringing new business to the region and expanding existing businesses.

    ThinkLA complements the business objectives of its members and aims to:

    • Strengthen our industry’s regional image, identity, and awareness among national marketers to attract more business, talent, and spending.

    • Advocate industry standards and ideals, including philanthropic support of related charitable endeavors.

    • Provide education and training with an emphasis on diverse representation and knowledge of new, emerging media and marketing disciplines.

    • Help members recruit the best talent. • Enable members to network and build

    strong business and personal relationships.




    ThinkLA Member Benefits

    • Affiliation with the premiere marketing association in Southern California

    • Recognition as an industry leader • Up to 50% off event registration; priority registration • Complimentary invites to selected events • Priority consideration for speaking opportunities • Company logo on website • Annual spotlight on weekly newsletter • Opportunity to submit news for social posts • Access to the member directory • Job postings on

    ThinkLA Member Discounts

    ThinkLA Corporate Member Dues

    * Based on Los Angeles office total head count, which is representative of company revenue

    AAA BANNER | 15% off ADVERTISING AGE | 40% off one-year subscription ADWEEK | 80% off one-year subscription BLENDING LAB| 10% off tastings and wine FAST COMPANY | FREE one-year subscription FIJI WATER | 15% off GENERAL ASSEMBLY | 20% off short-form classes and workshops GOOMI YOGA | 10% off HEADSPACE | 25% off annual membership

    Company Size* Complimentary Event Ticket Free Job Postings Annual Membership Dues

    1 – 24 employees 4 5 $1,500

    25 – 149 employees 8 10 $2,500

    150 – 399 employees 12 15 $5,000

    400 + employees 16 20 $7,500

    HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | Save 30% LA BUSINESS JOURNAL | $60 off one-year subscription, VIP access, Book of Lists LA MAGAZINE | Up to 83% off of the cover price MUTUAL OF OMAHA | Special rates on life insurance, and paycheck protection TELEFLORA | 20% off THE PARKING SPOT | Save 15% WINC | $20 off first order


    We interact with our members and the advertising community

    through our website, social media, and email campaigns. With

    thought-provoking content, industry and member news, and

    engagement with our audience, our members and sponsors benefit.

    ThinkLA Outreach

  • 2019 Corporate Members

  • 2019 Corporate Members


    ThinkLA Executive Committee Co-President: Serena Duff, EVP, General Manager, Horizon Media Co-President: Pete Imwalle, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, RPA Vice-President: Eric Johnson, President, Ignited Vice-President: Jerry McGee, EVP, President Western Region,4As Treasurer: Treasurer: Steve Orenstein, Chief Financial Officer, Battery ELC Co-President: Leisha Bereson, VP Group Director, Canvas Worldwide ELC Co-President: Matt Budke, National Sales, Grindr

    ThinkLA Board of Directors Kristen Atkinson, VP, Client Partnership, NBC Universal Alexis Boerger, Founder, Orion Consulting Shanique Bonelli-Moore, Director, Corp. Communication, United Talent Luis Camano, Founder, Chief Creative, Key Activations Sarah Ceglarski, Partner, Chief Marketing Officer, Omelet Tim Hand, Industry Director, Automotive, Teads Wanda Kato, Managing Director, OMD Mikeala Liboro, Director, Communication, Deutsch Stuart McLean, CEO, Content & Co Samantha Perlich, Sales Director, Ogury Zach Rosenberg, President, MBMG Media Karin Schaer, Chief Marketing Officer, The Firm Frank Scherma, President, Radical Media Justin Taylor, Senior Director, Digital Marketing, Activision Carol Terakawa, Consultant, Greenspring Aaron Walton, President, Walton Isaacson Matt Wind, Agent, CAA

    ThinkLA IDEA Council Co-President: Ben Sarmiento, Executive Director, Sales - Auto, Eyeview Digital Co-President: Lisa Tanner, SVP, Group Account Director, RPA Vice-President: Lisa Solomon, Co-Founder, Athenuem Sponsorship Chair: Autumn White, EVP, Managing Partner, Horizon Media Membership Chair: Jim Baudino, VP of Business Development, Merry Jane Media Sunny Behniwal, Adelphic Tenaya Bookout, Account Manager, Bradley and Montgomery Kyle Carpenter, Programmatic Solutions Manager, Samsung Mike Chu, Client Partner, Digital Disruptors, Facebook Anna Kondrashova, Senior Media Consultant, GTM Myra Marayag, VP of Sales, Defy Media Sara Morton, Digital Social Media, AEG

    Elizabeth Primm, Manager, Client Solutions, Twitter Kim Brown-Robinson, Regional Sales Director, Brandfolder Paul Santello, SVP, Enterprise Solutions, VideoAmp Matt Smart, VP, Analytics, EDO inc.

    ThinkLA Emerging Leaders Council Co-President: Leisha Bereson, VP Group Director, Canvas Worldwide Co-President: Matt Budke, National Sales, Grindr VP: Roya Zand, Media Supervisor, Essence Global Secretary: Reggie Malasique, Media Planner, RPA Mentorship Lead: Derek Hand, Strategist, Canvas Worldwide ELC Live! Lead: Katie Bakunas, Sr. Account Manager, The Trade Desk, Inc. Ryan Bowers, Account Executive, The Trade Desk, Inc. Walter Chen, Sr. Analyst, Canvas Worldwide Danielle Ciappara, Media Supervisor, Starcom Bennett Ng, Ad Operations Manager, Moviepilot Nathan Poore

    ThinkLA Staff Susan Franceschini, Executive Director Don Lupo, Director of Content and Marketing Linda Schwab, Partnership Director Marcie Booth, Senior Events Manager Pamela Tsai, Events Manager Challoi McCuller, Events Coordinator Andrea Green, Office Manager Jaqueline Melendez, Membership Manager Jasmin Mendoza, Associate Web Producer Sharon See, Art Director


    We provide experiences through a wide array of educational breakfasts and summits, sought-after social events, awards presentations, and networking mixers. Our events feature top-level speakers and cutting-edge topics that educate, connect, facilitate collaboration, promote our members, and give back to the community.

    They include: • Marquee Events such as the IDEA Awards

    Gala, Motor City West, AdJam – Battle of the Agency Bands, and the Toys for Tots Holiday Party

    • Educational Events which includes our Programmatic Summit, Intern Summit, YoungStars evening events, as well as Automotive, Entertainment, and Mobile breakfasts.

    • Social/Networking Events target different segments of the industry and allow our members to connect at Pokeraoke, Summer Soiree, and Turkey Bowl.

    • Philanthropic Events enable the community to come together and give back at CanJam, Industry 5K, and Ad Relief Golf Day.

    ThinkLA Event Overview


    Educational Breakfasts





    IDEA Awards Gala

    Turkey Bowl

    Educational Breakfasts Charity Golf Day


    Our events draw brand marketers, agency and entertainment execs, media planners/buyers, ad-tech companies, and publishers in record numbers looking for ways to connect, inspire, and share insights… and they are your target audience!

    • Be a part of the leading advertising, media, and marketing association in Southern California

    • Gain exposure and increase brand awareness

    • Network with industry


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